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Rhode Island, State House, District 30

Rhode Island House of Representatives District 30
Current incumbentJustine Caldwell Democratic Party

Rhode Island's thirtieth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Justine Caldwell.

Rhode Island state representatives represent an average of 14,034 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 13,978 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Rhode Island legislators assume office the first Tuesday in January.

Qualifications

Article III of the Rhode Island Constitution describes the requirements to hold office.

Salaries

State legislators
SalaryPer diem
$15,959/yearNo per diem is paid.

Vacancies

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The Secretary of State must call for an election to be held anywhere from 70 to 90 days after the vacancy occurred. No election can be held if the vacancy happens after the first Monday in February during an election year. The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.

2016 pivot county

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This district is one of 710 state legislative districts that intersects with one or more Pivot Counties. These 206 Pivot Counties voted for Donald Trump (R) in 2016 after voting for Barack Obama (D) in 2008 and 2012.

The 206 Pivot Counties are located in 34 states. Iowa, with 31, had the most such counties. The partisan makeup of state legislative districts intersecting with Pivot Counties is slightly more Republican than the overall partisan makeup of state legislatures throughout the country.

Elections

2020

Elections for the office of Rhode Island House of Representatives will take place in 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for September 8, 2020. The filing deadline is June 24, 2020.

2018

General election
General election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 30

Justine Caldwell (D) defeated incumbent Antonio Giarrusso (R) in the general election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 30 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Justine Caldwell (D)
51.1
3,687

Antonio Giarrusso (R)
48.8
3,518
Other/Write-in votes
0.1
9

Total votes: 7,214
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 30

Justine Caldwell advanced from the Democratic primary for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 30 on September 12, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Justine Caldwell (D)
100
1,386

Total votes: 1,386
Republican primary election
Republican primary for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 30

Incumbent Antonio Giarrusso advanced from the Republican primary for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 30 on September 12, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Antonio Giarrusso (R)
100
713

Total votes: 713

2016

Elections for the Rhode Island House of Representatives took place in 2016. The primary election took place on September 13, 2016, and a general election would have taken place on November 8, 2016, if no candidate had won a majority of votes in the primary. The candidate filing deadline was June 29, 2016.

Incumbent Antonio Giarrusso ran unopposed in the Rhode Island House of Representatives District 30 general election.

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 30 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Antonio Giarrusso Incumbent (unopposed)
Source: Rhode Island State Board of Elections
He was also unopposed in the Republican primary.

2014

Elections for the Rhode Island House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Antonio Giarrusso was unopposed in the Republican primary. Mark Weiner was removed from the ballot before the Democratic primary. Giarrusso was unchallenged in the general election.

2012

Elections for the office of Rhode Island House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 11, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 27, 2012. Antonio Giarrusso (R) defeated Mark Schwager (D) and Kevin J. Mcdonough (I) in the general election and defeated Emil Fachon and Robert B. Bolton in the Republican primary. Schwager was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAntonio Giarrusso 44.4% 3,315
Democratic Mark Schwager 43.4% 3,243
Independent Kevin J. Mcdonough 12.2% 909
Other Write-in 0.1% 6
Total Votes 7,473

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 30 Republican Primary, 2012

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAntonio Giarrusso 46.2% 354
Emil Fachon 30.5% 234
Robert Bolton 23.2% 178
Total Votes 766

Campaign contributions

From 2002 to 2016, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 30 raised a total of $203,857. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $11,992 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 30

Year Amount Candidates Average
2016 $48,675 1 $48,675
2014 $10,070 1 $10,070
2012 * $30,436 5 $6,087
2010 $5,450 2 $2,725
2008 $43,580 3 $14,527
2006 $41,155 2 $20,578
2004 $19,541 1 $19,541
2002 $3,200 1 $3,200
2000 $1,750 1 $1,750
Total $203,857 17 $11,992
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.